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. >>> a celebration in new york city today as one of the most popular destinations there turns 100. the grand central terminal opened for business just after midnight on february 2, 1913. fox's rick has more on the history of the station. >> a century ago, the u.s. government pumped $80 million into a train station. trains, afterall, were in their hay day and their way to travel, but that didn't last long. planes and cars chipped away at rail way popularity. decades later, grand central was destined for for demolition. it was a successful effort and grand central terminal was named the national historic landmark. >> this is a 1906 generator. >> since then, this crown jewel of travel has been restored to its full glory. it remains new york's nucleus of train travel. commuters arrive on regional trains once every minute. every single day, more than, a lot more than 750,000 people come through grand central terminal. that is the entire population of the entire state of alaska walk through here every day. thousands come to visit the more than 100 stores and restaurants. one of the most recent addition
. >>> the city is preparing for a big five k walk. we will tell you who it benefits and some road closures you will want to know about. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, february 17th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> good morning, rosemary. >> we have a good looking day and the cooling trends continues for the sunday. waking up with patchy fog and clouds. cool start once again. 30s and 40s into the bay area. temperatures will take a dip. i will tell you by how much. we will be tracking cold weather in the next week ahead. that is coming up. >>> runners are limbering up for what is a san francisco tradition. lorraine blanco is live in china town where they are celebrating the lunar new year. >> they are celebrating the year of the snake. >> people are setting up for the big five k walk. this is at the intersection of sacramento and grant street in san francisco's chinatown. it is the oldest and largest in the nation. the celebration is the biggest outside of asia. this event here attracts 1500 runners and benefits the ymca's youth and teen progra
that is happening all over cyberspace. also earlier this week we told you the new york stock exchange city public school system has changed its disciplinary code regarding cursing at a teacher. the combination of poor parenting, coward public education and no standards at all on the net have created a perfect storm of disrespect. this is going to be a major issue in the u.s.a. going forward there is entire generation of younger americans who simply don't care about tradition, about authority, about acting in an appropriate manner. these people will pay a price nor that disrespectful point of view. under the obama administration will also pay a price. we will be supporting many of those misguided young people who can't prosper in the marketplace. that's the memo. this afternoon she appeared again before the judge. ms. soto apologized to him. her attorney saying she was under the influence of drugs and her remarks were inappropriate. here is how the judge replied today. >> i think the judge watched my talking points memo earlier this week. we are thinking around the same thing there. the judge then
of connecticut. highest amounts of ours at about 20 inches we're seeing some heavy snow towards new york city. take a look at live shot now out on the camera out of here out of times square. this is in massachusetts they have a foot of snow on the ground. 76 miles per hour wind gusts impressive. here is the problem. winds now, we've got the snow and temperatures will be below zero all night long remaining below zero so everything is on the ground will freeze. it's going to remain that way until about monday, we'll see a quick warm up and temperatures will be back to about 40. we've got the winds and cold air. we've got a long night ahead of us. that will continue with us, all of it done by 1:00 tomorrow afternoon in boston. >> greta: fox news will cover the latest and breaking news in california. stay with fox news, we'll see you 10:00 p.m. monday night, eastern, on the record. coast. we are here for you throughout the night. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> i believe i heard you saying. >> yes i, did. >> did you say [bleep] me? >> bill: reacting to gross disrespect angry flori
killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still very m ongoing. >> what's it like where i'm assu
rights act. two big city mayors from states that could be affected by any changes. >> good morning from birmingham, michigan. it's february 28th, 2013 and this is chuck todd. >> i think you are a spartans fan. i saw green. i hope i'm not wrong. the end of an era to the catholic church. unprecedented in modern times. we are counting down to a pope's retirement. the final hours as pontiff. he spent his last day meeting with cardinals and pledging unconditional obedience to his successor. the arch bishop of new york was in the room and described the meeting on the today show this morning. >> we catholics call him the holy father. the italians call him il papa. to see him fragile and having what i consider to be a remarkably humble and courageous decision, it was very moving and a tender moment. >> two hours from now he will leave the palace and board a white helicopter and makes the short trip to the papal retreat south of rome. at 8:00 p.m. local time, 2:00 p.m. our time, the pope will resign his office. the doors will be shut and the swiss guards will leave and benedict will begin life.
's aging infrastructure? >> there fact is that -- baltimore is no different than any other city in the mid atlantic or the next. we have a lot of infrastructure that is aging. we can see it with bridges and tunnels and water and sewer systems. we're no different. we need to continue to invest and reinvest in the system. to keep up and modernize the system. that takes investment. >> reporter: bge says with the new increase customer's bills will typically be lower than 2009, because the cost of energy has dropped. >>> massive automatic spending cuts will take effect in less than a week. democrats are saying if the cuts go through on the 1st of march, everyone, from food inspectors to fbi agents will lose their jobs. but republicans are accusing the white house of using scare tactics the raise taxes. >>> among the many areas impacted if those cuts take effect maryland's airports. we could see widespread delays at bwi and smaller airports could shutdown. kai jackson with more on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washin
was located in philadelphia and other cities. he is also the only president who didn't represent a political party. >> technically i believe he is listed as an independent followed by adams who was a federalist. >> great tradition. second fun fact, thomas jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in washington, d.c. where was george washington inaugurated. >> new york. >> grover cleveland is the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms. he was 22 and 24th president. >> who was the 23rd president? >> tell us, steve. >> steve: benjamin harrison who eventually died of the flu. now, this is one of the most fun. you think you know a lot about abraham lincoln. do you know he was a licensed bartender. he was the owner of berry and lincoln and saloon in springfield, illinois. >> barry liked the grape a little too much and he was an alcoholic. >> steve: is that true. i did not know that. >> "killing lincoln" turned into a movie appeared on national geographic last night. >> james madison, dolly's husband he was shortest of the presidents. he only was 5'4" and one other one
better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavier rain but overall this system is going to be quick mover. doesn't have a lot of moisture. snowfall amounts in the studio that are going to be relatively lighted where you see the white during the morning hours, otherwise portions of maine could see up to ten inches of snow. that is where we have the winter storm winning. out in west, stormy weather expected. we have a new storm that is going to be impacti
there are some 130 cities that american airlines serve that u.s. airways doesn't serve, 62 cities u.s. there raise fares that american airlines doesn't serve. when we make decisions about serving in the market particularly small and medium-sized markets there is an economic calculus we undertake and that economic calculus involves determining whether revenue potential is and subtracting if you will be projected costs. we look at news service, one of the big costs are developing infrastructure, recruiting and training employees, creating a marketing presence in the community. in pennsylvania where there are a number of communities u.s. there raise fares and american airlines doesn't serve that infrastructure exists, we have quality employees there already and a great marketing presence. those are great opportunities for expanding service from the american airlines hub of. >> we're looking for opportunities to expand like johnstown, pa.. related facilities at u.s. there currently at pittsburgh included operations center that employs 1500 people. old americans has operations center in
city beefing up its presence in time for the game on sunday. >> why the flooding from yesterday could make it a rough commute for some today. >> we're watching the winter weather moving our way. when you'll see the snow start >>> right now you won't be able to use one commuter lot if you catch the marc train at laurel station. this is what that lot looked like last night, covered in water. heavy rain forced the river from its banks there. crews are still waiting for that water to fully recede. the station lot at the second lot of the station is expected to be full by about 7:00 had morning. marc suggesting commuters use the savage or mer kirk stations instead. laurel tickets will be honored there at no extra charge. they evacuated part of that area yesterday. definitely heed the warnings this morning. >> indeed. we're dealing with winter weather again. tom kierein here. 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> good morning, it's a fast-moving weak disturbance passing over the region now and giving us scattered flurries and a few scattered snow showers. areas in brighter white
york city, take newman's postal truck and they could save then on transportation, and drive the bottles and cans to michigan where they pay higher for the recycle rate. >> alisyn: ten cents per bottle. >> clayton: and this ended up being a funny episode. take a look. >> and mi 10 cents. >> that's michigan, michigan you get 10 cents. >> 10 cents? >> yeah, wait a minute, 5 cents here and 10 cents there, you could round up bottles here and-- >> that doesn't work. >> you overload your inventory and blow your margins on gasoline, it doesn't work. >> you're not talking that michigan deposit bottle scam. >> no, no, i'm off that. >> you are. >> oh, yeah, everywhich way, couldn't crunch the numbers, drove me crazy. >> alisyn: life is now imitating art. or that was art imitating life, i don't know, this is happening in michigan people from other states are driving in their bottles to collect and it's bankrupting michigan. >> tucker: well, basically eastern michigan is bankrupt anyway, this is what you get passing a dumb law like this, aluminum and glass, are valuable for licensing, and you don't
new york city. caller: good morning. what you just read in the article, it makes the case why religious institutions ought not to be tax-exempt and get all the tax breaks that they do. they are using their tax breaks to hire lawyers that are costing the taxpayers even more money to basically just have a normal secular society. this issue of birth control, the rest of the world is laughing at us that we are even controverting over it. it should not even be an issue on the table. again, the tax-exempt status for religious institutions, i do not know if there are organizations that are trying to repeal this tax-exempt status, but i never really heard of a program on c- span about it, but these organizations, these religious institutions -- it is the tax breaks they get. host: nick from fairview, tennessee. on the independent line. caller: this is a ploy. socialists like the kennedys and obama, they will vilify -- if they cannot get it right, kruschev said, we will take two steps forward, and one step backward. we no longer live under a constitutional republic. liberals claim that
is personal. i've seen the tent cities firsthand. i have spoken with the women. i have counseled the victims and witnessed the scars of indignation and pain. i feel the anguish in my bones. but i also feel the hope. let's work together to ensure that no woman in haiti, no woman in this hemisphere or in this world has to bear the indignity of sexual violence. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. the constitution of the united states of america was written to put in statute the limits of government's authority over citizens. it does not bestow rights or permit freedoms upon american people. rather, it delimits what government of the people, by the people and for the people can and cannot do. since well before our country's founding, americans have exercised the right to keep and bear arms, a right formerly protected by the ratification of the second amendment in 1791. as a life-long defender of seco
pressure or -- [inaudible] in their real place per se. in the capital city. and the diplomacy with them and real life with them. in substance of how they behave at the u.n. we don't think the u.n. is that important. we don't wind up forcing them to take account of our positions on things many of which matter us. at least in the general assembly. we don't think it's worth the price we have to pay and the real world relationship with them in their own country. and we don't -- it means there's a disconnect between how we and our allies behave at the u.n. versus what our frequently far better relationships are directly in the capital. >> host: who are the new liberal realists you talk about in your book? >> guest: the obama administration came in split between two quite different camps. in the foreign policy. on the one hand you had a waive of people that i would describe typical describe liberal international. people believe in the mission of the u.n. to not just be the kind of diplomatic table where everybody negotiates and argues and debates and let's their views be known. something whic
, gun violence victim gabby giffords meets with new york city mayor and gun reform advocate michael bloomberg. they talk about efforts to reportedly pressure the president and congress to act on gun reform. they allow themselves to be photographed meeting. january 4th, two days later, we learn that the police chief of waterbury, connecticut, which is near newtown, has issued a moratorium on gun shows in his town after the sandy hook shootings. and he says why he is doing it. just a few days later, january 8th, gabby giffords, her husband astronaut mark kelly launch a new anti-gun violence group. that same day, a group called the coalition to stop gun violence launches an ad, a political ad targeting newly elected north dakota senator heidi heitkamp for her criticism of potential gun reforms. on january 9th, the very next day, vice president biden meets with gun violence victims groups. they allow themselves to be photographed for meeting. the same day, new york governor andrew cuomo in his state of the state address promises to push for the toughest assault weapons ban in the nation
, the city offers its largest reward ever for the man accused of killing three. in his online manifesto, dorner threaten to wage and conventional and asymmetrical warfare against the police department he accused of racism and corruption. the united states ratchets up this economic war against iran ahead of this month's nuclear talks. >> i want to underscore to iran, the window for diplomacy is still open and we have agreed to meet iran again in two weeks. we have made our position clear. the choice is really up to iran. >> will speak with president of the national iranian american council. and historian on the largest and unconventional life of misses paul robeson. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the vatican has announced pope an addict will step down as head of the catholic church later this month. it's a surprise move makes benedict the first pontiff to resign in nearly six centuries his policy has been marked by a range of issues and a number of child molestation scandal and the catholic church including allegations he ignored at
the second anniversary of their uprising against bahrain's king. protests are taking place in numerous cities across the country to mark what has been described as the longest-running uprising of the arab spring. daily demonstrations for the past two weeks have called on u.s.-bought monarchy to address widespread human rights abuses. at least 87 people have died at the hands of security forces since 2011, and thousands more have been injured. pressure is growing for the obama administration to consider relocating the u.s. navy's fifth fleet from rain in order to push for more accountability on promised reforms. this week the government held reconciliation talks with opposition parties in the first time in more than a year. a >> for more we're joined by bahrain activist maryam al- khawaja. her father is abdulhadi al- khawaja and has been jailed since the government's crackdown. she served as the acting president of the brain center for human rights ever since the group's head nabeel rajat was a arrested and jailed. the group has just published a new report titled "two years of debts and detent
of the very practices under shaken by the city units that you once operated. for example, as treasury secretary he would be responsible for coordinating implementation of the so-called looker rules, which is intended to separate proprietary trading from the federally insured financial activities. you stated that you support the rule, and yet you were the chief operating officer for the units engaged in the sort of the activities the rule was meant to prevent. therefore if you were to be confirmed it could lead to an awkward situation in which your role as the chair of the fsoc from tester of the fsoc coming to effectively saying to the financial firms do as i say, not as i did. now these are not trivial matters. indeed, they bear directly on your qualifications to serve as the next treasury secretary. if the committee was given time to examine the record more thoroughly before today's hearing, i'm sure many of the questions that have already been answered. we have to explore some of these matters here today. finally, i just want to mention that when we met the nomination i told you th
of the world's international cities. people coming from all backgrounds. you are well placed to understand what immigration and the opportunities and contributions that immigrants and those who come to this country for a better opportunity can contribute. and i thank you so very much for your leadership and your presence here today. welcome, fellow texans. i yield back. >> i now turn to the former chairman of the committee and the gentleman from san antonio, texas. mr. smith, ford 15 seconds of welcome. >> yes, i would like to welcome the mayor. as we both know, san antonio is a wonderfully livable, tri-cultural city. and he has done a great job representing us in so many ways. i also want to say that i enjoyed serving with your brother in congress, who was sitting behind you as well. >> welcome to all of our witnesses, and we begin with mr. vivek wadhwa. >> thank you for letting me speak with you. being here in washington dc, everything about being here, we worry about china, whether they are going to be the road to the future. we worry about shortages and everything in the world. when you are
. the city has not been on any type of tactical alert since early yesterday morning, and we will remain in that status until further. so at this time that's about all i have, in terms of the investigation. if there are some questions related to the dorner investigation that i'm able to answer, again i'm not able to comment on anything related to san bernardino. [inaudible question ] >> again, we have homicide investigations. the fact that the incident transpired yesterday and -- jon: that is information from the los angeles police saying that until they absolutely know that christopher dorner is dead that his is the body found in that burned out cabin near the big bear resort, they are going to continue with at least some of the protective details around members of the lapd, people who dorner had threatened in his manifesto that came out around the time this whole murderous pre began. our william la jeunesse brings us up to date on where this investigation and the aftermath stands. he's at lapd headquarters. william. >> reporter: well, jon, lapd is following protocol because the crime s
, small businesses budgets, cities budgets, churches budgets, schools budgets. my state of north carolina budgets. but washington does not. instead, year after year budgetless washington spends every single cent of the money it takes from the american people and $1 trillion more. not since 2009 has the democrat senate bothered to pass a budget. and not since 2010 has president obama submitted his plan for a budget on time. when you don't plan, it's easy to overcommit, and when a country overcommits year after year after year, it ends up $16.4 trillion in debt. that doesn't just rob our future, it hurts americans looking for jobs today. while government spending ballooned $8.5 -- 8.5 million more people have given up looking for work since 2009. mr. speaker, the unchecked spending has got to stop. it's time to get this government on a budget. it's time for the president to submit a credible plan. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and
. peter's square in vatican city, where you used to work for a number of years. i know he's still the pope until the end of the month. they would like a new pope by easter, which is 46 days from right now. we've got a list of some of the top contenders. i don't want you to analyze all of them but tell us generally. a lot of americans go why can't we have an american pope. why can't we have an american pope? >> we can. we don't know if we will. we can. there are 117 cardinals that will be voting in this conclave. 117, all cardinals who are under the age of 80. it could be any one of them. very few people guessed cardinal rapsinger at the time. >>steve: because today is ash wednesday, many people may be unfamiliar is lent. what is lent? >> preparation of a time for easter. we think of how much goes into preparation for the super bowl. we had for days people getting ready talking about the best food and all the rest. how about getting ready for a wedding? how much does a bride or groom put into getting ready for a wedding? these are 46 days in preparation for easter, getting our mind, body an
's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-authorizing section 5 in 2006, building on the leadership of my predecessor, the honorable barbara jordan, who
city tennessee, or public in line. caller: yes. i want to make a comment. i think obama and handle -- hagel percent ace two state solution. is that correct or not? guest: at some point, that is their ultimate goal, yes. caller: don't you think that would make the situation worse, they are trying to divide it? the bible says that god is against that. dividing the land of israel. guest: i think that is a whole separate show on what to do in that region. it is far too complex to get into at this point. senator hagel has been very clear that he supports the president's approach to the region. host: talk about when senators are getting prepared. do they get a briefing book? how is that done? guest: they get some of that from the administration. the committee takes a set -- slightly different approach. the committee staff will also look at that. it is not the committee's job to rubber stamp the nominees. they will take their own look and prepare their own materials for specific members that they asked but also generally for the committee. certainly in an instance like this, i think the r
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control message to the twin cities. >>> plus, the 5-year-old htage held hostage in alabama heads into the seventh day. >>> leon panetta talks about his catholic religion. >> remores of muhammed ali's death are premature. >> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with two other vehicles killing eight and injuring dozens more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming.
a bipartisan group of city elected officials, business leaders, and community advocates gave me a message to bring back the congress. i'm proud of their joint effort and i'm proud of their service to our communities. i consider it a privilege to deliver their message. in our state, we are concerned that congress will turn the clock back on arizona's hard work and progress. we are worried about hardworking families losing their jobs. as the granddaughter of a world war ii veteran and proud sister of a gunner's mate in the u.s. navy today, i remember every day that it is our moral duty to do right by the men and women in uniform who risked their lives to keep us safe. avoid the see questions tration should not be about partisanship or finger pointing. it's about jobs. it's that simple. i stand with the dean of our state's delegation, senator john mccain, when i say this sequester will be devastating for arizona. it's bad for hardworking americans and it turns a blind eye to my state's proud effort and proven perseverance. i affirm my commitment to working with anybody who is willing to put
packed city streets from the city hall to m and t bank. coach and ed reed were there. ed reed singing a little. >> ravens celebrating. they had every right to sell brate. >> b 'more super ball champs. >> a special crap game. >> oh, yeah. oh, sure. >> bill: yesterday at the briefing, i have to tell you it was pretty intense overs the drones. we started talking about this yesterday when the news broke about this department of justice white paper. the timing is very significant because tomorrow is the confirmation hearing for john brennan, the president's nominee, a good man, to be the next director of the cia. and brennan is known at the whitehouse, among other things, former deputy at cia, for being the architect of america's drone policy. he is the one who decides when drones are used and who they are targeted and what american citizens might be targeted. this is bound to come up. several senators have already told me they are going to craze this question with john brennan and publicly said so. and just at the time they are preparing for this hearing
's already begun. snow and sleet has arrived in new york city. >> bill: whoa. >> the worst conditions is not coming until very late today and tonight in that area. but it's already begun. one thicken i am seeming right now is that the pressure near virginia beach where the low-pressure area is going to form has been rapidly falling since last night. the winds are gust to go 45 miles per hour down there. >> bill: what i didn't understand i saw that the storm pressure seems to be like around virginia beach but the snow and everything, from what i have seen, doesn't start until like northern new jersey. how did it skip us? >> here is the thing. it hasn't all come together yet. you have two systems, a clipper system coming in from the west and a lot of the cold is behind that system. there is also some cold out in front across new england but it hasn't been southward by the storm because it hasn't fully developed by the east coast. when this comes together there will be rapid development. that will pull everything together, everything will turn quickly on us
latin-american drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the united states. phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world. states on the u.s./mexico border may be the first places to suffer from cartel violence. by no means are they the last. all of the latin-american drug gangs to fight on through on your way to work, he says guns would help that. >> bill: this is why you need an ar-15 in every house in columbus ohio. >> after hurricane sandy we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitions see. looters ran wild. there was no food, water or electricity. if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. it is the most paranoid thing i have ever read. it is crazy! >> bill: he is certifiably insane. >> we'll tweet out a link. >> bill: i can't believe the nra doesn't recognize that. every time they put him out in front, they lose ground. >> he's not helping. >> bill: alex, that gets back to the issue of ticking through some of the things -- the main ideas in the president's state of the unio
johnson air force base, cherry point, u.s. coast guard air station, elizabeth city, and others will not be ready to defend and serve our country at a moment's notice if we allow this to happen. in my state alone, cuts to the department of defense budget will result in 22,000 civilian d.o.d. staff being furloughed, reducing the gross pay by $117 million. base operation funding would be cut by $136 million, severely reducing military readiness, putting our country at peril. in closing, mr. speaker, i implore my colleagues to work together to prevent the impending sequestration so that we may prevent devastating cuts to our vital infrastructure. we are slowly but surely building our economic recovery and our nation can literally, literally not afford to be knocked down again by an inability to compromise. please, let's get it done. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from arkansas, mr. cotton, for five minutes. mr. cotton: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pr
that affliction communities close to country, from inner cities to rural areas to tribal lands. on a daily basis this unspeakable is compounded by individual tragedies that tapes on our street and decimate the lives of our children. every loss is shattering, and inexplicable. each one is an outrage and this is why, as concerned citizens, heartbroken parents and public servants empowered to make a difference on behalf of those we are swore to appropriation it's time for each of to us steel our revolve and renew or commitment to this end of senseless violence. at every level of this administration, and particularly at our nation's department of justice, my colleagues and i are determined to work with organizations like this one to build a bipartisan consensus for taking decisive action to end gun violence. and we will not rest until we've done everything in our power to prevent future tragedies like the one that took place at sandy hook elementary school. of course there will never be a simple, one size fits all solution for addressing any challenge of this magnitude. and confronting its underlyin
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